I know most people usually put their end of year review together in December or early January, but I to like to sit on things for a little while longer. I prefer to be 3 or 4 weeks into the new year before I take a moment to reflect on the previous on. So how was my 2015? It was filled with highs & lows and a new beginning. The year started of on a high, things fizzled out a little in the middle and then ended on a high.
The Start: I became an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer, was selected as a member of X100C and got featured on ShotKit. I had an epic 4 days in Paris where I photographed my favorite engagement session to date – Monique + Paul, then Sylvana + Jeremy’s beautiful wedding as well as a spontaneous & unconventional maternity session with Isabelle + Florent. I had weddings published in Asiana Magazine and on a few other online wedding blogs. The likes of Thomas Menk, Patrick and Heather & Mathieu continued to curate my work and shared with their audience, I earned new contacts.
The Middle: I found myself in no-mans land with plenty of time on my hands, I wasn’t shooting as much as I would have liked, I hardly blogged anything. London no longer inspired me, “maybe it’s time to step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself.” Man, that was a tough period!
The End: Barcelona ; I moved to a new environment where I hardly knew anyone or spoke the language, almost 6 months in and it was definitely the change I needed. Since I’ve been here, I am inspired to create, explore & feel. I am inspired to try new things again. I even replaced my old website with one that is natively responsive and my site title changed from “London Wedding Photographer” to “English Wedding Photographer Barcelona”. I am still settling in and finding my feet, trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t.
I also got back on the roads and travelled through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria & Switzerland over a two week period in September and then ended the year with a quick trip to Morocco. If you know me or follow my work, you will know that travelling plays a key role in who I am as a person and also part of my brand, so it was great to be out and about travelling and exploring again!
A massive thank you to everyone that was part of my 2015 – family, friends, clients, photographers, travelers, bloggers etc – you all contributed and made the year what it was.
Not sure what 2016 will bring, I guess we will have to wait and find out in 12 months time 🙂
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